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TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

TSA Tests Facial Recognition, Body Scanning Solutions in LA

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now piloting two new security screening technologies at the Los Angeles International Airport and the Tom Bradley International Terminal, one of which revolves around biometric identification. As with the handful of pilots being conducted by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the TSA’s system is based on facial…

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth Designated Testing Site for New TSA Tech

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will become a testing ground for innovative technologies including biometric authentication systems, thanks to a new Transportation Security Administration designation: The TSA has named the airport an official Innovation Task Force (ITF) site. The TSA ITF’s goal is to improve security, efficiency, and the customer experience at airports, and that…

Five Additional Airline Partners Bring PreCheck Roster to 47

Five Additional Airline Partners Bring PreCheck Roster to 47

“As for airline partners, the latest additions bring the total number of participating airlines in TSA PreCheck to 47. “ The Transportation Security Administration has teamed up with five additional airline partners for its TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program. Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic have all…

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA Announces Second NFL Partnership for TSA PreCheck

IDEMIA has announced another partnership with an NFL football team to promote TSA PreCheck enrollment. The management of the San Francisco 49ers will host IDEMIA’s enrollment desks at the Levi’s Stadium. News of the partnership comes soon after IDEMIA announced a similar partnership with the New York Jets, marking an expansion of its efforts to…

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IdentoGO Gets First NFL Partner in New York Jets

IDEMIA‘s IdentoGO organization has signed on its first NFL partner to promote its TSA PreCheck biometric authentication program — the New York Jets. The partnership will see PreCheck registration made available to Jets fans at MetLife Stadium during all Jets home games this season. Those who sign up will then be have access to expedited, biometric…

TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever Points to Advantages of Biometric Screening

This year saw the busiest summer ever for the Transportation Security Administration, the organization has announced. Between the Memorial Day weekend and the Labor Day weekend, TSA checkpoints processed about 239 million travelers. The period saw 35 days during which over 2.4 million travelers were screened, with the busiest day having been the Friday before…

BIO-key’s TouchLock TSA Biometric Padlock for Luggage Unveiled at Travel Retail Expo

BIO-key’s TouchLock TSA Biometric Padlock for Luggage Unveiled at Travel Retail Expo

BIO-key‘s latest hardware products have made their debut at this week’s TFWA Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit in Cannes, France. The company’s retail travel partner, Travel Retail Distribution Group, has used the occasion to unveil its TouchLock TSA biometric padlock for luggage. The luggage padlocks follow the introduction of BIO-key’s standard-size biometric padlocks…

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (or “S&T”) is working with the Transportation Security Administration to trial contactless fingerprint scanning stations for traveler processing at airports. The tests began in June, and are taking place at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Denver International Airport. They’re restricted to volunteers who have signed up…

TSA PreCheck Comes to Maryland MVAs

TSA PreCheck Comes to Maryland MVAs

A new partnership will allow Maryland residents to sign up for TSA PreCheck at their local Motor Vehicle Administration offices. MorphoTrust and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) have announced that IdentoGO services have come to MVA offices in Annapolis, Waldorf, and Salisbury, and that such services will arrive to Frederick,…

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

TSA Launches Biometric Boarding Pass Pilots at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The TSA has started testing out a biometric boarding system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport. The system is designed to replace travel documents with fingerprint scans, and launched as a pilot project today. Interested participants are being recruited from TSA PreCheck, a biometric pre-screening program aimed at helping participants to move…

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

The Transportation Security Administration has brought 11 additional airlines into the fold of the TSA PreCheck program. There are now 30 airlines participating in PreCheck, which uses biometric authentication to offer expedited security screening to participating travelers. The newest airlines to support the service are Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Boutique Airlines, Emirates, Key Lime Air, Miami Air…

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

Coast Guard Embraces Biometric Security Checks for High-Risk Scenarios

The US Coast Guard has finally established its rules on credential inspection for maritime workers via the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is applauding it as a validation of the value of biometric security. The TWIC was first implemented in 2007, and more than 2 billion such cards…

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

Temporary IdentoGO enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis are scheduled to open August 23rd. They will remain open until the 27th. IdentoGO is now taking appointments for its forthcoming temporary enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis. It’s part of a larger effort to meet demand for enrollment in TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program available…

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO continues to roll out its temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck. The aim is to get more people signed up for the pre-screening program enabling expedited, biometric passenger processing at participating airports. IdentoGO has seen rising interest in the program during this year’s busy travel season, and it opening its new temporary enrollment centers…

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

TSA Emphasizes Focus on ‘State-of-the-Art’ Tech in United Airlines Partnership

The TSA has announced that it’s working with United Airlines to install automated eGates at airports across the US the autumn. The organizations are aiming to start with 17 automated lanes at the Newark Liberty International Airport, with more to come soon after at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport. In…

TSA PreCheck Enrollment is Coming to the DMV

TSA PreCheck Enrollment is Coming to the DMV

Virginia residents will soon be able to enroll for TSA PreCheck at the DMV. It’s the product of a new partnership between MorphoTrust and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, which will work together to bring TSA PreCheck enrollment to nine DMV locations in the state by the end of the year, with a tenth…

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

IdentoGO is getting ready to open 14 temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program aimed at expediting passenger screening at airports. IdentoGO says the temporary facilities will be located close to major airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. In a…

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Promotes Biometric Screening to Help Manage Airport Wait Times

Delta Air Lines is promoting new efforts to improve passenger processing. Among them are staffing increases, opening new checkpoint lanes, and enabling expedited biometric passenger screening. The measures come as the US Transportation Security Administration struggles with long wait times at airports across the country. It’s a situation that is evidently of some concern to Delta…

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

MorphoTrust Highlights PreCheck as TSA Wait Time Solution

The US Transportation Security Administration is seeking to improve the efficiency of airport security screening, and MorphoTrust USA is expanding its efforts with TSA PreCheck accordingly, the company says. TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program based on biometric identification, and administrated by MorphoTrust. Individuals who enroll are essentially pre-cleared for security, with their fingerprints…

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